tiré par les cheveux

The French expression “tiré par les cheveux” translates to: “pulled by the hear”.

English meaning:

  • far-fetched
  • hard to swallow

French meanings:

  • invraisemblable, exagéréunbelievable, exaggerated
  • peu naturel, alambiquénot natural, convoluted
  • capillotracté – far-fetched

Example sentence:

  • Domonic raconte seulement des histoires tirées par les cheveux. Personnne ne lui croit jamais! Domonic only tells far-fetched tales. Nobody every believes him!

Note that you can also say “un peu tiré par les cheveux” (a bit far-fetched).

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